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St. Basil's Cathedral

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Built by Ivan the Terrible in the 1550s, this intriguing cathedral bordering Red Square consists of nine separate chapels, each capped with its own individually shaped and colored dome.
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Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
Boulevard Ring
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We landed and got to hotel by 6pm and by 7pm we’re walking in Red Square and St Basil’s dominates the scene. Magnificent, magical and really quite unreal. The next 3 days we walked through Red Square on our way to other sites and activities...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great place to be. Especially at night the area is live and vibrant. Lighting and the architecture is stunning.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a too attractive and colorful icon in the red square no matter when you take the picture. You can walk around to see the back side if you find too many people in the front. The tour guide says the story that the king...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tracypun
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's obviously a must to see the cathedral on the outside, not a must to see it inside as well. It costs 700 rubles in the low season and 1000 rubles in the high season, quite costly in comparison with other museums. But you only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is so much history an lore associated with this iconic Moscow must see monument in Red Square. Shown in my pics here are multiple views of St. Basil's Cathedral inside and outside of Red Square. Legend has it that Ivan The Terrible blinded the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cathedral is all what you imagine of Russia, sturdy, colourful and magical. It is the one place you have to visit if in Moscow, it is right across the entrance of the Kremlin and on the Red Square, so evidently you can't just miss...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s beautiful and very colourful... look like a huge toy of church > < Recommend to view from different angles and close up for a lot more of impressive photos : )

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BreadChan
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cathedral is actually composed by nine churches all making one single block. It was built by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DemetrioRak
Reviewed 5 days ago

You have seen this in pictures but in real life it is amazing. I do feel that a visit 8n day and at night is worth doing. We went 8nside queuing for twenty minutes it was free and impressive inside.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kd1998
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very old Russian church that was built centuries ago. My husband and I have seen it multiple times in many Bondiana movies and so wanted to visit it during our recent trip to Moscow. A bit surprised that the interior decoration needed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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14 June 2018|
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Response from marinavolkovaserova | Reviewed this property |
It is open the 3rd of July, but closed the 4th of July. You may easily listen to an explanation during your city tour and them buy tickets in the ticket office near the entrance to have a tour inside. There no much... More
12 June 2018|
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Response from NielD50 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to book in advance with the world cup happening think there will be lots of ques
10 June 2018|
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Response from hectorm224 | Reviewed this property |
No renovations being done at this time, to my knowledge! Have a great time and ENJOY!